Grants, contributions and financial assistance
Explore opportunities to receive public funds to help springboard your business venture. There are programs that apply to businesses in all provinces and territories, and others that apply only to businesses in your region. You can filter the programs by region and/or by business type.
- Adam Chowaniec Memorial Fund for Global Entrepreneurship
You could qualify for a $3,000 grant for activities that support the promotion or development of export opportunities for Canadians.
- AgriInnovation Program
If you have an agri-business, you can apply for an R&D contribution to get your new agricultural product or technology ready for the market.
If you are an agricultural producer, you could get a matching contribution if you put aside savings.
- AgriMarketing — SME Component
Your SME in the agriculture, agri-food, fish or seafood sector could be eligible for funding to develop or further penetrate export markets.
- AgriMarketing — Assurance systems stream
Your not-for-profit organization could be eligible for funding for projects that support national food assurance systems and tools.
- AgriMarketing — Market development stream
Your not-for-profit organization in the agriculture, agri-food, fish or seafood sector could be eligible for funding for market development projects.
- Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program
By collaborating with government researchers, you could increase your business' scientific capacity for projects relating to fish health and environmental performance.
- Automotive Innovation Fund
If you have an incorporated automotive business, you could get funding to build greener, more fuel-efficient vehicles through innovation and R&D.
- Automotive Partnership Canada
If you are working on next-generation automotive technologies, you could receive financial assistance to support collaborative R&D activities.
- Automotive Supplier Innovation Program
As a supplier to the automotive industry, your business could access funds to support projects that develop innovative products or processes.
- Biosecurity Risk Prevention and Mitigation Initiative
You could access funds to implement solutions that prevent or lessen risks to plant and animal health.
- CHOICES workplace safety incentive program
You may qualify for insurance rebates for improving your workplace health and safety and return-to-work outcomes.
- CanExport Program
You could get up to $99,999 to help your business develop new export markets.
- Canada Book Fund
You could receive financial assistance for your Canadian book publishing business.
- Canada Feature Film Fund
If you are an incorporated Canadian film producer, you could receive money to develop, produce and market your movies in English or French.
- Canada Job Grant
You could get up to $10,000 per employee to help cover the cost of training.
- Canada Periodical Fund
You could get money to help you publish your Canadian magazine or non-daily newspaper.
- Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation
Access financial assistance, workshops, and other services that can help your industrial facility save energy.
- Canadian International Innovation Program
If you are a Canadian company with R&D projects in science and technology, you could get funding to work with a foreign partner to commercialize your technology.
- Career Focus
You could get funding to hire young people if you can give them useful work experience.
- Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN)
Is your next-generation communication solutions project ready for commercialization? You could qualify for support valued up to $100,000.
- Collaborative Research and Development Grants
You could get a university to help you with your research project in natural sciences or engineering if you contribute half the costs of the project.
- Direct Operating grant (child care)
If you run a child care program in the Yukon, you may get funding for ongoing operating and maintenance costs.
- Enterprise Trade Fund (Small Business)
You could be eligible for funding to open, develop or expand markets or to stimulate Yukon business activities.
- Enterprise Trade Fund (film and sound industries)
If your business is involved in the sound or film industry, you can apply for funding of up to $50 000.
- Entrepreneurship and Business Development Fund
If you are Aboriginal and live in the territories, you could get financing to start or grow a business.
- FACTOR funding for the sound recording industry
If your business operates in the English sound recording industry in Canada, you could qualify for funding to support various business activities.
- Film Development Fund
Your Yukon film business may be eligible for up to $35,000 in non-repayable grants to cover expenses associated with the development of film projects in Yukon.
- Going Global Innovation
If you are looking to commercialize your technology abroad, you could get money to develop the international partnerships needed for success.
- Grant Programs for writers and publishers
As a professional writer, publisher, or part of an author collective, you can apply for various grants and prizes through the Canada Council for the Arts.
- Grant programs for artists
As a professional artist, you could get a grant to help cover the cost of various activities including professional development and travel.
- Heritage Training Fund
If your non-profit organization is engaged in the heritage sector, you could qualify for educational funding.
- Housing Internship Initiative for First Nations and Inuit Youth
Your housing-related business may qualify for wage subsidies to hire and train First Nations or Inuit youths.
- Industrial Research Assistance Program
Your small or medium-sized business may qualify for financial assistance to develop, adopt, adapt and/or commercialize new or improved technologies.
- Investments in Forest Industry Transformation
You could get funding to help commercialize first-in-kind technologies for the forest product industry.
You may be eligible for financing if you are a French-language songwriter, composer, artist, or recording business owner.
- Matching Investment Fund
If you produce milk products or manufacture processed goods made with milk, you could get funding to create new or improved products.
- Mitacs Elevate
You could obtain research assistance from a PhD fellow at a reduced cost to your business for projects lasting up to two years.
- Networks of Centres of Excellence
Explore various funds available for your R&D activities that respond to current research and innovation needs.
- Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities
If you are a person with disabilities who wants to start a business or if would like to hire someone with a disability, you could qualify for funds.
- Partnerships Options for Companies
Get help with your Canadian R&D projects in natural sciences or engineering from colleges and universities in Canada.
- Programme PME en action — Appui à la concrétisation de projets d'investissement
Looking to invest in Quebec's manufacturing or major services industries? You could receive funding for your feasibility studies and market analysis.
- Reclamation of Yukon Land
You could receive up to $100,000 to remove abandoned fences, vehicles or garbage from land having an agriculture title or a grazing lease.
- Soft Landing program
Are you ready to take your ICT business global? Get help making the right connections abroad.
- Space Technology Development Program
Your organization (Industry or Academia) could receive financial and technical support to perform R&D on space technologies.
- Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative
If your aerospace and defence company is incorporated in Canada, you could receive money for R&D projects in Canada.
- Strategic Industries Development Fund
If your business undertakes a strategic industry-related project, you may be eligible for funding if the project provides positive economic outcomes.
- Strategic Investments in Northern Economic Development
Find out how your northern business could get up to $99,999 for a project that creates jobs and helps develop the North.
- Supported Child Care Program
If you run a child care service in the Yukon, you may be eligible for funding to help care for a child with special needs.
- Sustainable Development Technology Fund
Need money to develop and test a new energy technology? You could qualify for funding to create clean technology products that fight climate change.
- TECTERRA Geomatics Technology Programs
If you are an entrepreneur in the geomatics industry, you could access funding and resources that can help you develop and commercialize your business.
- Technology Demonstration Program
You could receive up to 50% of the costs (up to $54 million) of one large-scale aerospace and defense R&D project per year.
- Tour Operator Partnership Program
You could receive funding to market your Nova Scotia tour package product.
- Touring Artist Fund
You could get funding to help you exhibit your artistic work outside the Yukon.
- Youth Employment Program
You could obtain financial assistance to hire a skilled post-secondary graduate to work on your innovative project.
- Yukon Advanced Artist Award
If you are a professional artist, you could be eligible for funding to help with your career development.
- Yukon Agriculture Development
You could receive funding to develop agricultural projects that can improve the economic conditions of your region.
- Yukon Agriculture Training Program
Get funding to strengthen your agriculture and agri-food business through training and skills development.
- Yukon Arts Fund
Your arts collective or group could be eligible for funding to undertake activities related to the literary, visual or performing arts.
- Yukon Business Incentive Program
You could receive cash rebates for hiring Yukon residents for construction projects and for selling Yukon-made goods to the territorial government.
- Yukon Cultural Industries Training Fund
Are you a Yukon entrepreneur in the cultural or creative industries? Apply for funding to help pay for the costs of professional training.
- Yukon Film Production Fund
You could receive up to $500,000 per project to assist with the costs of producing a film in the territory, if your Yukon corporation controls the project.
- Yukon Film Training
If you are a Yukon filmmaker, you can apply for funding to further your skills through training.
- Yukon Filmmakers Fund
Find out about the funding that is available to help you produce films or videos.
- Yukon Mineral Exploration Program
You could get funding for your mineral prospecting and exploration activities in Yukon.
- Yukon Sound Recording Program
If you are a Yukon sound recording professional producing a CD, you could be eligible for up to $5,000 in grants.
- Yukon Tourism Cooperative Marketing Fund
Apply for up to $105,000 in funding to help your tourism business pay for costs associated with marketing.
- Yukon Tourism Training Fund
Find out how you could receive funding for your tourism business to train new and current employees.
- Yukon Underutilized Land Program
Receive up to $250 per hectare to revive your farm land and up to $0.50 per linear foot to rebuild certain fences.
- Yukon Wildlife Damage Prevention and Compensation
Has wildlife damaged your Yukon crops, gardens, orchards, pastures or fences? Find out if you are eligible for financial assistance.
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